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For the pianist see Peter Frankl.
Peter Frankl at a mathematics conference in Tehran, May 2009.

Péter Frankl (born 26 March 1953 in Kaposvár, Somogy county, Hungary) is a Hungarian mathematician and street performer. Frankl has lived in Japan since 1988, where he sometimes appears on NHK. Though not as popular as he once was, he still performs juggling in public spaces around Tokyo. Frankl won a gold medal at the International Mathematical Olympiad in 1971. His Ph.D. advisor was Gyula O.H. Katona,[1] and he has six joint papers with Paul Erdős.[2]

His research is in combinatorics, especially in extremal combinatorics.

Since 1998, he is an external member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.


  1. ^ "Theoretical Computer Science Genealogy". ACM SIGACT.,Peter&to=endhere. Retrieved 2007-11-27.  
  2. ^ "Erdos0". Erdos Number Project. Retrieved 2007-11-27.  

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This article is about the pianist. There is also a mathematician Péter Frankl.

Peter Frankl (born 1935) is a Hungarian-born British pianist. He mainly performs music from the Classical period (particularly Mozart), the Romantic period and the early Modern period. He has appeared as soloist with world class orchestras and conductors and on many international festivals throughout Europe and America. His performance of the complete solo piano music of Debussy, recorded in the early 1960s, is highly respected.

Frankl formed a long-term collaboration with his compatriot violinist György Pauk and American cellist Ralph Kirshbaum. The BBC commissed Fourteen Little Pictures by James MacMillan to mark the 25th anniversary of their trio in 1997.[1]

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